You Like Me, You Really Like Me!!!!!!

Many, many thanks to long-time reader and avid travel blogger Ashley Paige (no, not the Californian bikini designer – for those who fret about such things – but the East Coast anthropology student) of the fortheloveofwanderlust blog for nominating me for a Versatile Blogger Award.

As a condition of my nomination I must list 15 of my favourite blogs, a tricky task as I subscribe to so few. I’ve put in a little research and found some wonderful blogs that align with my interests.

My list comprises:

1/ Alice Writ Large

2/ Cliff Bott’s Blog

3/ Espacio de Manon

4/ Get Up And Go

5/ The Licentiate

6/ Aaron Leaman

7/ The Thought Experiment

8/ Classic Las Vegas

9/ Fossil Cars

10/ Dear Old Hollywood

11/ Black Dahlia Reader

12/ The Daily Mirror

13/ Old Hollywood Glamour

14/ The Oz Hitztory Blog

15/ Blame Mame: A Classic Film Blog

I must also open up and list seven things readers may not know about me:

1/ I prefers cats to dogs and just about any other animals with the exception of monkeys.

2/ I wasn’t a child prodigy and I’ve been paying the price ever since.

3/ I’m a blue guy rather than a brown guy.

4/ Disco died for me sometime around 1981.

5/ Bacon is my favourite food group.

6/ If I had to choose one cuisine to eat for the rest of my life, it would be Chinese (Hunan preferably but Cantonese runs a close second).

7/ If it’s your shout, I’ll have a Ketel One martini, very cold, very dry, with a twist. Oh, and a bag of pork rinds, thanks.

Sorry for gushing (although with the Oscars approaching, my Sally Field moment is perhaps excusable) but thanks again to Ashley Paige and to all my readers.

Words and photos © David Latta


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7 responses to “You Like Me, You Really Like Me!!!!!!

  1. Belinda

    You make me laugh (sometimes audibly) I’d heard you were a brown guy, though

  2. Alice

    Tres flattered Mr Latta that you like my blog, you really like it. Yours is pretty cool too.

  3. Alethea

    What do you mean, disco died??

  4. Love the golden age of disco with its lush orchestrations. Once the synithesizers took over, I largely lost interest. Although Giorgio Moroder used a Moog in 1975 in Donna Summer’s I Feel Love, the 70s was largely the province of the symphonies and philharmonics of such cities as Philadelphia (characterised as the Philadelphia Sound by such artists and producers as MFSB, the Three Degress and Gamble and Huff, New York (Vicki Sue Robinson, Van McCoy and Meco) and LA (Barry White). Once disco went off the boil, record companies were less inclined to spend up big on dozens of classically-trained session musicians when an electronic box would provide the necessary beat for a fraction of the cost. But you are right – disco never really died. The mirror image that stares back at us with such insouciance will forever be attired in a tight jersey In Shop body shirt unbuttoned to below the sternum, high-waisted gabadine bellbottoms from Merivale & Mr John, platform boots, a silver Ankh nestling in a thick thatch of chest hair, a smouldering St Moritz in one hand, and a vodka and orange in the other. Turn the beat around!

  5. Thanks for the great shout-out! I also LOVE Bacon, and your #2 made me laugh out loud! Haha

  6. What’s up, all is going perfectly here and ofcourse every one is sharing facts, that’s
    in fact excellent, keep up writing.

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